Two children in Canada have coronavirus: How the pandemic affects kids

As COVID-19 continues to affect more Canadians, many parents are not just worried about themselves — but also their children. In Ontario, there are 17 new COVID-19 cases, including a baby boy. Health officials said the baby is under the age of one and is listed as having contracted the corona

Boy bullied over his love of books gains 150,000 Instagram followers

Callum Manning, from South Sheilds, Tyne and Wear, created an Instagram account to review books. The 13-year-old was left “devastated” after other pupils at the school began to mock the reviews in a group chat he had joined. “I don’t tend to cry that often but I think that

US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school

The US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA

How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, people are becoming increasingly anxious about how it will affect them and their families. Since New Zealand's first case of the virus was confirmed on Friday night, there have been reports of panic buying, with customers stocking up on toilet pa

Searching for Kamo: What happens when a child goes missing?

For more than 10 years, I delved into the world of child sexual abuse in South Africa. During this time, I spent a few years working intermittently with several units of the South African Police Service, in various provinces around the country. I also worked with a task team set up to fight the tra

Have peace of mind while your little one sleeps with the help of a reliable device

For parents of newborns, few things can be more important than knowing you’ll be there the moment your baby needs you. No wonder a baby monitor usually appears pretty high on the “must buy” list for families with expectant mothers. But don’t rush into buying the most expensiv

3 best kids’ puddle suits to ensure rain and mud won’t stop your toddler playing outside

Autumn is here and it’s a tough season to dress for, with the unpredictable weather making us wonder if we need a jacket yet. But as of late, the rain has been quite torrential, meaning no parent should step out the door without a puddle suit to kit their kid out in. A puddle suit is usually

Watchdog cracks down on tech firms that fail to protect children

Technology companies will be required to assess their sites for sexual abuse risks, prevent self-harm and pro-suicide content, and block children from broadcasting their location, after the publication of new rules for “age-appropriate design” in the sector. The UK Information Commissio

The common phrases and terms parents should be mindful saying around children

Have you ever listened to your children talking and thought: “They sound just like me!” Children are like sponges, soaking up everything around them, and it can be funny to hear them parroting back expressions you use regularly at home. But the fact they take in so much – often muc

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